Since the allocation, in 1971, of dedicated L band frequencies for a maritime satellite service, a broad range of activities has been developed by AIMS in the maritime satellite field. This paper summarizes these AIMS activities in the past, reviews the present activities, and forecasts the continuing work still to be accomplished. A discussion of the specific user requirements, as generated by AIMS members, is made, together with a review of the potential influence these requirements may have on the final system. Finally, the paper emphasized the need for the early launch of the maritime satellite service, both for communication and navigation, the necessity for detailed resolvement of the necessary operational and technical parameters, and concludes with a short discussion of the specific assistance that the maritime user, in general, can provide to get the satellite system launched as quickly as possible.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the April 25-27, 1973 Seattle RTCM Assembly Meeting. Volume 1--Papers A thru E, Maritime Satellite Telecommunications Activity; Volume 2--Papers F thru L, Maritime Antennas, Personnel, and ITU Conference Activity; Volume 3--Papers M thru R, Systems Approaches to Maritime Telecommunications; Volume 4--Papers S thru Y, Navigation and Position Fixing in Maritime Telecommunications. Sold only as a complete four volume set--$10.00 per set.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    /Federal Communications Commission
    Washington, DC  United States  20554
  • Authors:
    • King, D W
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050255
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 101-73/DO-70
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1974 12:00AM